July 2020
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Jorum Webinar reflections

Just thought I’d just quickly post a few reflections on the Webinar that took place this p.m. on Jorum. I’m on holiday from tomorrow and for all of next week so if I don’t do it now, the moment will pass. It is our ‘summer’ holiday. Devon has moved seamlessly from Spring to Autumn without […]

Metadata meeting

A meeting on Metadata was held today between the main project team and Ahmed Abu-Zayed, the university’s metadata specialist. Ahmed has done a fantastic amount of work on this and his time spent on OpenExeter is of the highest value. The meeting was very worthwhile since it refreshed our minds on the metadata strategy and brought […]

Reflections: induction session two

In the second session we looked at the working process of creating the material, the metadata and the local repository. The process Materials will be licensed-in to the University from the academic. The material will be printed and given to the academic, with a guidance sheet, for them to mark-up in terms of authorship. Once […]

OER startup meeting in London – 9th June

On 9th June Matt Newcombe and I attended the Open Educational Resources Programme Start-up Meeting. I say 9th June, it really started the day before with an early night in order to get up at 5:30 to catch the train to London. This meeting was for all 3 programme strand projects (Individual, Subject and Institutional) […]

Some retrospectives – meet the Educational Technologists

Welcome to our three educational technologists – Anna Howell, Ian Wellaway and Richard Holding. They are seconded 50% for the duration of the project from our School of Education and Lifelong Learning. All three are very experienced Ed Techs but we thought it would be useful in the first few weeks of the project to set up […]


One of the first meetings staged was on Metadata: the way the educational material will be marked up before loading up to the online repository. Each module or content package that will be made available to the public via the Open Exeter project must be described using metadata to allow it to be searchable. Information […]